International Symposium on Robotics Research + EPFL Workshop

Date(s) - 25/09/2022 - 30/09/2022
All Day

Between September 25 & 29, the International Symposium on Robotics Research (ISRR) will take place in Geneva, Switzerland. The event promotes the development and dissemination of groundbreaking research and technological innovation in robotics useful to society by providing a lively, intimate, forward-looking forum for discussion and debate about the current status and future trends of robotics, with emphasis on its potential role to benefit humans.
The event can be attended virtually or in person. See below for more information.

Following the Symposium, EPFL and NCCR Robotics will host a special workshop on September 30th, at EPFL.


September 30

8:50 – 9:00     Introduction
Prof. Aude Billard, EPFL

9:00 – 9:15     Where is Robotics Today
Prof. Oussama Khatib – Stanford University

9:15 – 10:00     Plenary talk
Prof. Margarita Chli, ETHZ

10:00 – 10:45     Plenary talk
Prof. Nancy Amato, University of Illinois

10:45 – 11:00     Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00     Short presentations by EPFL members

12:00 – 13:00     Lunch break
Lunch with the leaders (invitation only) *
ME.D 5th floor

13:00 – 13:45     Plenary talk
Prof. Alin Albu-Schaffer, DLR

13:45 – 14:30     Plenary talk
Prof. Tamim Asfour, KIT

14:30 – 15:30     Short presentations by EPFL members

15:30 – 16:00     Robotics tomorrow
Panel with speakers and open discussion

16:00 – 16:30     Coffee & Networking

17:00 – 18h00     Campus lecture “Why Not Both? Pursuing two passions: physics and professional ballet career”
Dr. Merritt Moore, NYU Abu Dhabi
Rolex Learning Center (see full program)

18:15 – 19:00     Cocktail



Lunch with Leaders:

Junior researchers can also register to participate in the lunch with leaders during the EPFL workshop. This is an unique opportunity for junior researchers to sit down for lunch with and get to know leaders in the field of robotics.
Registration for this event is limited, and you will be notified if a spot is available for you to attend.

> Register here


2022 International Symposium on Robotics Research (ISRR)
September 25-30, 2022, Geneva, Switzerland


Online attendance
This year, all talks at ISRR will be broadcasted live through Zoom. On-line attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions to the speakers either live or through a dedicated slack channel. To monitor on-line attendance, we request that attendees register

> Register here


List of ISRR 2022 Speakers:

  • Arash Ajoudani, IST, Instituto Italiano di Tecnologia
  • Alin Albu-Schäffer, DLR – German Aerospace Center & TU Munich
  • Nancy Amato, University of Illinois
  • Jessica Burgner-Kahrs, University of Toronto
  • Margarita Chli, ETH Zurich & University of Cyprus
  • Nadia Figueroa, University of Pennsylvania
  • Dario Floreano, EPFL
  • Abderrahmane Kheddar, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
  • Mirko Kovac, Imperial College London
  • Dana Kulic, Monash University
  • Sami Haddadin, TU Munich
  • Yasuhisa Hirata, Tohoku University
  • Takamitsu Matsubara, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
  • Katja Mombaur, University of Waterloo
  • Yukie Nagai, University of Tokyo
  • Jamie Paik, EPFL
  • Daniela Rus, MIT
  • Dorsa Sadigh, Stanford University
  • Angela Schoellig, University of Toronto & TU Munich
  • Roland Siegwart, ETHZ
  • Abhinav Valada, University of Freiburg
  • Markus Vincze, TU Wien


  • Aude Billard
  • Tamim Asfour
  • Oussama Khatib